Forward Soviet! History and Non-fiction Film in the USSR

Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review


This is an account of Soviet documentary output during the years between the Great October Socialist Revolution and the Great Patriotic War. Graham Roberts re-views the examples of Soviet, and world, non-fiction cinema,The Man With the Movie Camera, The Fall of the Romanovs, and uncovers many intriguing films. He discusses the careers of the men and women who made them, including Vertov, Shub, Medvedkin and Karmen, and investigates the problems of analysis and context, offering insights into that context. The text demonstrates how, through looking as the history of Soviet non-fiction film, it becomes possible to gain insight into the agencies that shaped Soviet culture and history under Stalinist regime into and beyond the 1930s.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherI.B. Tauris
Number of pages256
ISBN (Print)1860642829, 978-1860642821
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 1999

Publication series

NameKINO: The Russian Cinema Series


Dive into the research topics of 'Forward Soviet! History and Non-fiction Film in the USSR'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this